Modeling and Simulation Courses Overview

Simulation modeling is the most widely used operations research/systems engineering technique for designing new systems and optimizing the performance of existing ones. Yet, many so-called simulation studies result in: (1) systems that don’t meet their crucial performance requirements, (2) unnecessary capital expenditures or operating expenses, and (3) the potential for loss of human life. These failures are usually caused by lack of technical training (on simulation methodology, stochastic modeling, and probability/statistics) or relevant experience on the part of the analysts. A university course that focuses on the use of a particular simulation-software product or vendor training is definitely not sufficient. Also, attempting a simulation project without a reasonable knowledge of correct statistical techniques is a sure recipe for failure. Our courses on modeling and simulation will provide you with the complete set of skills actually needed for simulation-project success. You will learn the latest and most-important simulation techniques in a small fraction of the time that would be required by self study or by attending simulation and operations research conferences. Each topic builds on previous ones and is presented in an intuitive and understandable manner, making use of numerous examples, in-class exercises, and live demonstrations. All of the latest simulation-related technologies such as digital twins and AI/machine learning will be discussed.

Live Online Simulation Courses

Live Online Courses

Live online courses are designed for viewing by organizations. Previous live courses have been presented to organizations such as U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin, AT&T, IBM, GM, National Security Agency, Boeing, Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia), Caterpillar, Los Alamos National Lab, NASA, NATO (Netherlands), and Intel.


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Online Simulation Courses

Online courses are designed for viewing by an individual person at a time convenient to them. Courses currently offered are “How to Validate Your Models and Simulations,” “Agent-Based Simulation,” and “23 Critical Pitfalls in Simulation Modeling and How to Avoid Them.” Previous viewers include Sandia National Labs, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Manitoba Hydro, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Clorox, and Ohio State University.

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